On September 13th 1813, Daniel Macmillan was born in a humble croft on the island of Arran. Daniel and his younger brother Alexander went on to establish Macmillan Publishers and Daniel’s grandson was the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
Both Daniel and Alexander acknowledged the lasting influence of Arran on the Macmillan family. Harold Macmillan was particularly proud of the family’s humble origins on Arran and kept a photograph on his desk at no 10 Downing Street of the croft at the Cock of Arran which had belonged to Daniel and Alexander’s grandfather.
The bicentenary of the birth of Daniel Macmillan this year presents an opportunity to tell this intriguing story of the events which led to a dramatic change in fortunes for the Macmillan family.
The weekend will consist of a series of walks to sites associated with the Macmillan family on Arran. This walk will require you to meet at car park by Sannox Bay (Map ref: 016 454). Circular walk of 2.5 miles via Sannox graveyard, Glen Sannox, chambered cairn, Achog croft and the Cat Stone. NB The middle section of this walk between Glen Sannox and the Cat Stone goes over quite rough ground and can be muddy in places after heavy rain.
£5 per each walk
£10 for all 3 walks
£15 for the Crofter's Nicht
For More Information contact David Pott
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